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    February 16, 2013
    10:00 - 10:30pm PST  

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a day on the bay turns into a dramatic rescue scene.
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two pleasure boaters suffer major injuries after a collision with a ferry. it hurts me because she was like a sister to me. >> a massive apartment fire takes the life of a little girl and treasure island ever night. why no one was able to save her. and new information tonight on just how bad the destruction would have been if that meteor that slammed into russia made a direct hit on an american city. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. two people are hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a collision between a bay area commuter ferry and a pleasure boat. it happened in raccoon strait between tiburon and angel island around 4:30 this afternoon. kpix 5's don knapp tells us the ferry wasn't heavily damaged and went back into service. don? >> reporter: the ms san francisco remaps tied up here at the -- remains tied up here at the ferry terminal in san francisco. we see doors open and we see people on board presumably the
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investigation continues. they're trying to determine what might have happened on the bay and who's at fault. at about 8:15 we watched several coast guard personnel leave the ms san francisco presumably after they concluded at least part of their investigation. here's what we know about the accident so far. around 4:30 this afternoon on the side of raccoon straits this ferry the san francisco was struck by a 22-foot pleasure boat as the ferry was headed from sausalito to san francisco. while none of the 500 passengers on the ferry were injured. two people on board the smaller boat were apparently seriously hurt. emergency medical personnel worked on the victims and the damaged boat as it headed for tiburon. there, they were placed on board helicopter and airlifted to a hospital. it's standard procedure for the captain of the ferry to be clog and alcohol tested after the -- drug and alcohol tested after the accident. the five crew members were not drug tested or placed on leave. the ferry service will resume tomorrow as usual and it's
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expected the ms san francisco will be back in service by then. obviously now there's still number of questions to be answered and i hope learn more -- we hope to learn more as the week goes on. a woman hit by a muni bus this surgeon is expected to sur -- afternoon is expected to survive with serious injuries. it happened late this afternoon. a spokeswoman says the woman was struck by the side of a 46th avenue bus. her injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. the bus driver will undergo the usual testing done after the incidents. the young girl is dead and 22 other people are homeless after the apartment fire on treasure aid. san francisco fire rues -- island. san francisco fire crews were called to mariner drive last night. as kpix 5 anne makovec tells us, people trying to rescue the little girl were forced back by the heat and smoke. >> everybody wasegooses screaming and you know being
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really -- was just screaming and you know being really loud. nobody knew what was happening. >> reporter: this neighbor describes the scene shot in the cell phone video as a fire broke out in this apartment just after midnight. killing a 10-year-old girl on the second floor. >> had a lot of life you know. always happy. and she's gone now. >> reporter: family friend otis brotten had to stop the little girl's father from rushing in. >> he was trying to go back in the fire to get his daughter. >> reporter: but the fire was coming out of all windows and doors. >> but it wasn't nothing me and him could do because the house was engulfed in flames -- and my main concern was getting him away from there. >> reporter: by the time firefighters got here, they couldn't save her either. >> every angle we approached. we had fire. so we tried from the front. we put ladders up in the rear and then we ended up breaching the walls on the two buildings on either side and we went through that way. >> reporter: when two firefighters did get inside they fell through the second floor. they were both injured but will
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be okay. six people lived in the apartment, a total of 22 are now displaced from the building. >> it was just crazy. how we looked outside and we seen that big fire. >> reporter: 9-year-old neighbor joy meade considers the girl who died identified as corlina a dear friend. >> it breaks my heart. it hurts my heart. it hurts me because like i said, she doesn't like -- like she was like a sister to me. >> reporter: the cause of this fire appears to be accidental but firefighters have not yet been able to determine exactly how it started. on treasure island. anne makovec, kpix 5. new video tonight of a fire in pacifica that damaged several cars. this is from kpix 5 viewer katie kelly. the fire was reported at an auto towing yard on palmetto avenue this morning. by the time firefighters got there it had spread from the cars to an outbuilding. north county fire officials say windy conditions made the fire
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difficult to put out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. now that fugitive cop killer christopher dorner is dead the focus is on the man hunt that led to the final moments. cbs reporter carter evans tells us what authorities are saying about that day. >> reporter: authorities are now releasing more details about christopher dorner's final hours. we were caught in the crossfire. a gun battle that lasted nearly an hour. then silence. s.w.a.t. team leader greg hebert. >> there was no response from the suspect. none. no movement. and we felt that based upon his behavior that he was laying in wait for us. >> reporter: with daylight fading the team deployed a powerful form of tear gas known as a burner. the cabin caught fire and as the flames grew larger. >> we heard a distinction single gunshot come from inside the house. >> the information we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took
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dorner's life was self- inflicted. >> reporter: he killed himself. less clear is whether the fire was deliberately set. >> you indicated on wednesday that you did not intentionally burn that cabin down to get mr. dorner out. audio we recorded there suggests differently. >> i stand by that remark. >> we did not intentionally burn that cabin down. i would suggest to you that those comments were made by somebody away from the tactical team. >> reporter: the sheriff is also facing questions about the early days of the massive man hunt. on february 8th he briefed the news media. >> we have searched the entire area that's within this close proximity. >> reporr: it opportunitied out dorner was inside a condo less than 100 feet away the whole time overlooking the sheriff's command post. >> i don't believe that we made any mistakes at this point. the search itself, our deputy sheriffs performed flawlessly. >> reporter: before the rampage ended dorner killed four people
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including is san bernardino sheriff's deputy on the final day. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. new details tonight on the power of that meteor that slammed into russia friday morning local time. [ sirens ] scientists say the three ton space rock had the potential to level an entire city if it had made a direct hit. cbs reporter tatiana anderson explains how much worse the damage would have been if the meteor hit a more populated area. >> reporter: people in chelyabinsk, russia are cleaning up after a meteor exploded over the region friday. the blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on the door broke into pieces. the governor wants them all replaced within a week because this area is so cold.
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nasa estimates the meteor exploded with the force of at least 20 hiroshima atomic bombs. >> if this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level, instead of ten miles up, it would have probably leveled a -- every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a lake about 50 miles from the town. scientists say an event of this magnitude happens about once every hundred years but they say it's not uncommon for meteors to impact the planet more often. >> we are hit by about 100 tons of space debris every day. >> reporter: the explosion in russia and an asteroid that just missed earth has people looking up. late friday, some in the san francisco bay area reported seeing a fireball streaking through the sky.
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experts say it was likely another meteor. but the three events are unrelated. tatiana anderson for cbs news. for thousands of passengers aboard carnival triumph it was a giant relief when the disabled ship finally pulled into an alabama port thursday and while the nightmare voyage may be over for passengers the cruise lines is facing a new ordeal. the texas woman filed lawsuit seeking damages for what she says she endured on the trip. the complaint describes the triumph as a floating hell. one lawyer told cnn passengers may have some recourse. >> the cruise lines can be liable for various things with -- associated with these types of actions including personal injuries, physical injuries, and in some cases psychological injuries as well. >> carnival is offering each of triup's passengers $500 and a full refund for the trip. meanwhile an investigation into what happened could take
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months. we are in a state of total shock. >> the family of the man known as the blade runner comes to his defense. why they don't believe oscar pistorius intentionally shot his girlfriend. >> it's a move that's likely to anger some in the bay area. why one city says there's a node to hike garbage collection rates for the third time in two years. >> and for the third time this week, we had highs topping off in the low 70s. good evening everybody. but now, we're looking ahead towards rain, the day you should expect it as the news continues on the cw. ,,,,,,,,,,
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runner' says -- he is numb h shock over his gir the family of the south african track star known as the
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blade runner says he is numb with shock over his girlfriend's murder. oscar pistorius is still in custody charged with shooting model reeva steenkamp. cbs reporter kelly cob yay yea says the 26-year-old family believes it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: lawyers for oscar pistorius met with him today as did his grandmother at the pretoria police station where he's been held since arrest on valentine's day. speaking on the family's behalf his uncle arnold pistorius. >> our entire family is devastated we are in a state of total shock. >> reporter: the upscale home where girlfriend reeva steenkamp was found dead is still taped off. she was reportedly shot four times through a closed bathroom door. with a gun owned by pistorius. early reports suggested the hero athlete thought he was shooting an intruder. south africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. 40 murdered a day on average. millions live in gated communities with panic alarms
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and guns. last november, pistorius tweeted that he mistook the washington machine for a robber -- washing machine for a robber and quote -- prosecutors say this was murder not a mistake. while pistorius didn't yet enter a plea the family says -- >> we have no doubt here is no substance for their allegations. >> reporter: reeva steenkamp, 29, was on the verge of superstardom in south africa. a successful model with a new reality tv show that aired tonight. the producers decided to go ahead despite her death. the family agreed. even as they plan her private memorial. uncle mike steenkamp -- >> i thought she and her family getting over this shortly that's going to be long, long- term reconciliation. >> reporter: pistorius wept during the first court
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appearance yesterday will be back in court on tuesday for a bail hearing. his lawyers are expected to argue for his release. cbs news, london. a conclave to elect the next pope could start sooner than march 15th. pope benedict stunned the world this week by announcing his retirement effective february 28th. he's the first pontiff in 600 years to step down and is staying in office until death. church rules say the conclave is to start 15 to 20 days after the papsy becomes vacant but -- papacy becomes vacant but the vatican is trying the waive the rules. the pope though that has to approve to change before he resigns. gas prices are not expected to go down anytime soon. the average price for a gallon of regular nationwide is $3.67. that's an increase of 12 crepts in the past week alone. experts say gas prices normally
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rise in late march through early may as refiners switch over to the summer blend. the highest price we found in the bay area is in san francisco, $4.49 a gallon. garbage collection rates could increase by 3% of the redwood city council approves proposed new rates. it would be the third rate hike in three years. they are said to be behind the need for the increase. last year the city council approved a 7.2% rate increase. roberta gonzales joining us now. hopefully you got out and enjoyed the beautiful day because it's starting to take a turn. >> starting to see the sea breeze increase on shore and that's going to cool us down for our sunday. as well as we're seeing some areas of patchy fog developing. good evening everybody, heading outside live kpix 5 and cw weather camera looking out to the embarcadero where currently we have few clouds in the form
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of some mid and high level stratus and the air temperature right now 52-degrees in mountain view. oakland also in the low 50s and right now we see temperatures etty much in the 50s across the board. now, as far as your highs today are concerned it was 64 degrees in pacifica. 68 san jose which is spot on for this time of the year and low 70s in santa rosa. notice the 70 degrees at the delta as well. 73 in napa and in sonoma. these lows dipping down between the 30s and 40s and we'll see a blanket of clouds overhead and still have a chill in the air and wind are dialing back allowing the fog to now form. this is the scene looking out to the golden gate bridge. notice a little haze near the lights. that's some of that patchy stratus development. for your monday morning a great start then sunny skies albeit cooler. and then again that west sea breeze to 15 miles per hour
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cooling us down. we have a wetter weather pattern slated for this upcoming week. first off area of low pressure banging up against the pacific northwest. it's beginning to break down the ridge of high pressure that will traverse in an easterly direction. here's an area of low pressure to kick open the storm door for a series of troughs that want to take aim on the state of california. partly cloudy, 49 for sunday and eureka. 60s in the interior section of the state and yes looking for snowfall on tuesday. mid 50s in your seven day and also in hospital ray bay. now as far as the futurecast is concerned you can play eloping at home. don't be shy. here's the clock and here's your monday night. presidents' day. by nightfall becoming mostly cloudy then the rain begins to develop and we'll see a 7:00 a.m. sloppy tuesday morning commute. snow in the highest elevations and mount st. helena.
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then our snow levels will drop news night and hit and miss scattered snow showers by the evening commute as well. for tomorrow it will become sunny and our temperatures into the 60s except pacifica. in the mid and high 50s. 64 alameda. oakland and 60 degrees in vallejo. so cig carpetly cooler for the holiday albeit dry and then on tuesday watchout rain in the highestable visions on wednesday. -- highest elevations on wednesday. again on saturday so we'll just say daily chances of rain from midweek all the way through saturday but again to bring the point home for george and abe's day. we're talking fair and cool conditions but notice under 60 degrees again. >> cools down. >> yeah that's a cold front coming throughment we're talking snow levels a.m.. >> pay area? >> guess where you will be reporting next week.
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>> all right. thank you much. well, a racing yacht named after one of the world's fastest cars has broken a speed record of its own. the 70-foot maserati sailed into san francisco bay this morning after sailing out of new york less than two months ago kpix 5's patrick sedillo shows us what life on the high seas is like for the crew. >> it feels like you're on a roller coaster pretty much. >> reporter: now the roller coaster ride is over for the nine man crew of the maserati. the fastest sailboat ever to get from new york to san francisco. >> can you believe you beat the record? >> yeah. >> reporter: the maserati set out on new year's day and took 47 days with the crew resembling the united nations. >> nine of us with six nationalities. we have french, italian, spanish, german, chinese and american. on board. >> reporter: along the way, they hit rough sea conditions and bad weather. but they made it. >> we have plenty of trouble. but we was able to resolve the trouble pretty well each time. >> reporter: with all natural power. sailing or motor? >> sailing. >> all sailing? >> all sailing.
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>> reporter: the top speeds were 35 and 36 knots. which means -- >> oh that's like -- 40 something miles an hour. it's not very fast but on a sailboat it feels very fast. we wanted to set a very nice reference time that was going to be very difficult for whoever comes after us to beat. and i think we've managed to accomplish that for sure. >> reporter: so now that they've broken the record, what's next? >> i want to go to eat and to drink a nice beer. >> reporter: this is it, the maserati. breaking the record by ten days. the old record from new york to san francisco around south america was 57 days. they did it in 47. from san francisco, patrick sedillo, kpix 5. 500 jobs just opened in the south bay. what you need to do to be considered for a wide range of positions at santa clara's fifth largest employer. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the great america theme par trying to fill hundreds of positions for the upcoming season. open positio santa clara's fifth larger employer is hiring, the great american theme park is trying to fill hundreds of positions for the upcoming season.
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they include medical technicians, security personnel. ride operators and lifeguards and more. the park is also holding auditions for the live stage shows for the pertainment. >> currently looking for about 100 to complete the live entertainment team and also looking for about 400 to 500 more positions to complete the hiring for the spring to get the park open for the exciting area. >> applicants must all be at least 16 years ode, a -- old. a link to detailed job descriptions and casting locations can be found on our website. cbssf.com. a bit ovines valley for you. 300 -- of nostalgia for you. 300 volunteers are creating a project made up of lite brite pieces. it's part of the st. paul challenge. any minnesota resident 12 and older is invited to submit an idea to make the city great. the winning submission gets $1
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million. achen is also hoping to get into the guinness book of world records. nba all-star weekend ahead. it was an all-star saturday night. warriors' steph curry playing three ball. deep. in the heart of texas. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the big game. not going to soften you up. right to it. nba all-star weekend on the clock in hoton, texas. warriors' steph curry drained all five of the balls on rack four but he had a slow start and didn't qualify for the three point shootout finals. kyrie irving of land ended up -- cleveland ended up winning
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the slam dunk champion. ross over a ball boy through the legs and jammed it home. down the stretch of the derby and out of nowhere. dice fabler. yes, a 9-1 odds wins it to get the points to the kentucky derby. gonzaga look what they're doing to usf. oh man. kelly just too much. sanks by ten. -- zags by ten. st. mary's on the road does it to loyola merry mount and tommy haas far court takes down john isner in the semifinals of the open. he will be in the finals tomorrow against rojnic. i believe i had that. >> oh no we go. that's it for us. we have a lot more sports on kpix 5 at 11:00. good night. [ captions by: caption lorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com ] ,,